Registered Respiratory Technician
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Florence, AL 35630
The Registered Respiratory Therapist will administer routine respiratory care as well as care to patients in critical care units.
- Requires a high school diploma plus schooling at the college level which leads to certification or registry.
- Must be certified in basic life support (BLS) for health care workers by the American Heart Association.
- Requires three months or less of work experience.
Complexity of Duties and Responsibilities
- Job activities are fairly complex and highly diversified but are structured within a predefined
work routine. Involves the exercise of judgement in the analysis of facts or conditions
regarding patient care or hospital problems to determine what action should be taken within
the specifications of standard practice.
- Does not lead or supervise. May occasionally instruct new employees with routine job tasks.
- Works with some confidential patient data or other confidential information where the effect of
disclosure would probably be negligible.
Essential Job Function
1. Respiratory Care procedures given as ordered.
2. Treatments and procedures given in a timely manner.
3. Department records are completed appropriately.
4. Charts accurately and legibly in the department and medical record.
5. Medicines charted on MAR.
6. Logs, files, and post EKGs appropriately.
7. Notifies appropriate personnel of “panic values”.
8. Verifies physician orders.
9. Documents patient education.
10. Documents on pathways when appropriate.
11. Completes initial assessment form.
12. Attends departmental in-services.
13. Renders patient care with consideration to cultural diversity, ages of the patient
population served, and mental and physical ability of the patient population.
14. Responsible for reporting occurrences of medical/health care errors and actions taken
to improve patient safety, both in response to actual occurrences and proactive
findings, as outlined in the Patient Safety Pan.